The Alliance GAzette : April 2016

Machu Picchu, Peru
Editor's Note

There's a legend in Peru that when Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro first encountered the native Incans of Cuzco, one of his first questions was which god they prayed to. The Incan emperor Atahualpa responded by motioning to the land and explaining that Pachamama, or Mother Earth, was their goddess, for it was she who provided all the things needed to sustain themselves (food, water, shelter, etc.).  

Shortly afterward, Atahualpa, out of curiosity no doubt, asked the same question of Mr. Pizarro, to which Francisco responded by sharing his bible with the emperor.  Atahualpa looked quizzically at the book, held it to his ear, and then began laughing before chucking it back at Pizarro.  Bad move apparently. The emperor was abruptly shackled and hanged before Pizarro and his conquistador buddies proceeded to systematically obliterate the entire Incan Empire.

Not that I would ever take sides in matters relating to faith, but I can't help thinking that the Incans may have been right on this one.  Just a little food for thought as we approach Earth Day on Friday to celebrate Pachamama. 

If you still have yet to sign up for our Party for the Planet at Redhook Brewery tomorrow, volunteer opportunities are still available: Register Here. 

Green on, 

Mike Bellamente 
Chief Composting Officer 
The Green Alliance 
Chinburg representatives Karen Breen and Lori Bachand accept Energy Star Partner Award from EPAs Jacob Moss
Congrats to Chinburg Builders! 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently recognized GA business partner Chinburg Properties with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - New Home Builder Award for its outstanding efforts to bring more energy-efficient homes to market. Chinburg Properties accomplishments were recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016, with Karen Breen and Lori Bachand of Chinburg Properties accepting the award from Jacob Moss, Acting Deputy Director for the Climate Protection Partnerships Division.

Green Alliance Discount Card
GA Green Card - Now only $20!!!

Do you love the GA and want to support our network of awesome green businesses, all while saving money?  

Then do the right thing and join the Green Alliance today!  We've reduced our individual membership fee from $35/year to a one-time $20 charge.  The more businesses who see the card, the more successful our movement will be.  

Wild and Scenic Film Festival
Friday, April 24 - 7:00 pm 

Join Southeast Land Trust of New Hampshire (SELT) for an evening of inspiring and beautiful films, and support their local conservation work with your ticket purchase!

Buy Tix 
Roger Stephenson - Event Host
Event: May 24
Weathering Change, Business Voices in Central NH

Please join a small group of area business leaders in Plymouth, NH to share first-hand experiences with extreme weather and discuss steps to make a more resilient region. The morning breakfast meeting will focus on business voices for resilience, preparedness and related energy issues. 

Sign Alaska Wilderness Petition

Alaska Wilderness League leads the effort to preserve wild lands and waters in Alaska by engaging citizens and decision makers with a courageous, constant, victorious voice for Alaska.  Join the effort to preserve this wilderness land by signing a petition to President Obama. 

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